Stop Israel at Los Angeles Port! ~ by @KawtherSalam | #BlockTheBoat Action Alert

 KawtherSalam | Aug 22, 2014

portZionism isn’t welcome on our Coast! The world has watched in horror as Israel has continued to bombard and devastate Gaza. Millions around the globe have come out in support of the Palestinian people and against the Zionist regime, holding massive marches, demonstrations, and actions. Los Angeles has seen weekly demonstrations of thousands since this most recent Massacre in Gaza began. It’s time to step it up.

Education and outreach Action at the Port of Long Beach
As Israel continues to bomb and blockade Gaza, ships from the Israeli Zim shipping line are doing profitable business in our city’s port. We will be at the port reaching out to port workers and urging them to support the struggle against Israeli apartheid by refusing to unload future Zim ships that will dock in LA.
We will be holding signs and banners at the entrance to Pier A, where Zim ships dock when they are in port, as well as passing out flyers and talking to longshoremen and truckers.

Call to Action

gaza 20 2014_edited-1Palestine is calling us to action! Palestinians laborers, Palestinian General Federation Trade Union (PGFTU), have called on workers around the world to refuse to handle Israel goods. Palestinians throughout Gaza, the West Bank and 1948 Palestine have demonstrated their unity in the struggle against Apartheid Israel and have taken to the streets in the tens of thousands, bravely facing Israeli military armed with US made weapons to call on the international community to stand with them as they resist Zionism throughout all of historic Palestine. We will be answering this call by organizing an informational picket at the Port of Long Beach, asking the longshoreman and Port Truckers to honor this request and to stand with the people of Palestine.

Historical Background

During apartheid in South Africa, ILWU workers made history when they refused to unload South African cargo in San Francisco in 1984. This action was a major catalyst for international anti-apartheid solidarity and struggle worldwide. In 2010, after a Turkish flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, was attacked by Israel for attempting to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza, Palestinians and allies in the Bay Area successfully blocked the Israeli Zim ship from being unloaded at the Port of Oakland — the first time in US history an Israeli ship was blocked. We will be continuing this legacy by educating Port workers about the call for solidarity from Palestinian Workers. And just as apartheid fell in South Africa, so too it will fall in Israel!

gaza 20 2014_edited-1In the Bay area a Coalition lead by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center and including dozens of other organizations is working to block a Zim ship again on August 16th. For More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447374682195857/

Sustained BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) in Southern California

If there is one thing that the latest Israeli attacks show, it’s the power of Palestinian resilience. The resistance in Gaza is still alive and thriving, despite Israel’s ongoing attempts to destroy it. But we should always remember that the Palestinian resistance did not begin with Israel’s latest bombardment, nor did it begin during the last bombardment. It has been going on since 1948, since Israel came into existence. And it will not cease until Israeli apartheid falls.

We refuse to allow Israel to conduct its business as usual, here in Los Angeles and everywhere!

Every week, the Israeli owned Zim shipping line docks and unloads its cargo at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. Let this action be the beginning of a sustained campaign to stop the Israeli ships from ever unloading in our town.

From Los Angeles to Oakland to Seattle – turn the Israeli ship around!

We encourage all of our allies on the West Coast to join us in ensuring that Zim ships are not welcome anywhere.

Not in Palestine!
Not in Southern California!
Not Anywhere!
Stand Against Zionism Everywhere!




Follow the genocide in Gaza - In Photos and Video

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For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:

The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine



THE LEGAL RIGHT OF RESISTANCE

Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?

81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community’s response to genocides, such as “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.

http://www.davekopel.com/2a/Foreign/genocide.pdf

  • The Palestinian Right of Self Defense
  • Brayer: The Absolute Right of Palestinian Resistance – Source
  • No. Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory – Source
  • If Jews in WWII  Warsaw would have had rockets: They would have fired them too – by occpal


MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT THE ROCKETS FROM GAZA

  • The “Rocket” from Gaza MythPhotography
  • More facts about the Rocket from Gaza MythsStorify
  • Half the story: What @IDFSpokesperson leaves out about #Gaza ~ by @yousefmunayyer
  • Israel and #Gaza: Context Behind Projectile Fire ~ by @yousefmunayyer
  • Truths and lies behind Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its whining about rockets ~ by @AliAbunimah
  • Israel is not looking for peace. Nor talks. But: This


 


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





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